In the May 2015 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced there would be no new RAMUS Scholarships awarded. 

Useful links

  • Centrelink: for information about Australian Government income support payments for students through Centrelink:

  • Government support for rural health students: Australian Government Department of Health information for students interested in commencing a career as a health professional:


  • Country Education Foundation of Australia: An annually published scholarships guide

  • Rural locations: to check the remoteness classification of a particular location under the Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Area (ASGC-RA) scheme:

  • Statutory declarations: for information about statutory declarations and to download a Commonwealth Statutory Declaration form:

  • Tax status of scholarships: the Australian Taxation Office’s ‘Is your scholarship taxable?’ calculator will help you to work out whether a particular scholarship is taxable: